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Japan Looks To Expand Patent Law To Apply To Pharmaceutical Administration Techniques

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

The Japanese government is considering expanding the country's patent laws to include protection for such techniques as drug administration methods. Currently, only pharmaceutical products and medical devices are eligible for patent protection. The government aims to encourage pharmaceutical companies to increase investment in research and development. The new measures will be included in a revised patent law due in 2011. (Click here for more - Japanese language
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